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By: Connie M.
Harbin Clinic
Up until February of this year i had a family doctor at Harbin Clinic. He had been my doctor since 1999. His office always contacted me somehow and told me to make a appt if he needed to change my meds by for some reason they didn't this time and i didn't know it. So i was going to physical therapy and it was on a Friday and i only had a few pills left and it was past time to get them filled but when i called the pharmacy the told me i couldn't get them filled that it was a 2 month supply. I was shocked because no one told me so i hurt so bad over the weekend and i was so hateful to my family and my boyfriend. I got on the phone with my doctors office and i done this all the next week trying to figure out what happen and all they kept saying was it was a two month supply so i made a appt but before that i was crying, confused and hurting because i never had any trouble with my doctor before this. So i was upset of course and sent a message and just told them to take all my pills cancel all my appt if they was going to do me like that because i didn't ask for any of this in my life. When i got to his office that day and got called back then my doctor came in and told me He couldn't see me anymore. Well i cried and begged him because i didn't even know why this happen. He dropped me that day and i had to come off some strong meds cold turkey and nobody will see me now because of all my medical problems. My life is so bad i cry all the time and when i finally got help at highland rivers they put me on four pills for my nerves and it has made me gain 30 lbs and i can't hardly breath. I was eating even less after i lost my doctor so i know it was those meds because i didn't start gaining weight til i started the meds. My life is at stake can't somebody do something please. Help Me please!
By: Kathy M.
Harbin Clinic
I have seen Dr.Nok for about 4 years and he is a very caring dr. Kathy Millsap
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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